Australian Prime Minister flags constitutional change to include an indigenous voice to parliament
By 20 July 2017
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The Referendum Council, set up in 2015 to advise Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten on constitutional recognition for indigenous Australians, canvassed the proposal during a meeting with the pair on Monday.
It also follows on from the Uluru Statement, released in May, where indigenous leaders called for a constitutionally enshrined “voice” to Parliament. “What ... all Australians are being presented with if this was to go to a referendum, would be one option which is a constitutionally entrenched advisory body, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice, to the Australian Parliament,” Mr Turnbull said.
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